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News in Brief – 4/10/13

Quartets will perform Saturday

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — As part of the Johnny Appleseed District 2013 Spring Convention, a flash mob of about 200 men from a variety of barbershop quartets will perform at Pullman Square this Saturday at 3:30 p.m.

The Johnny Appleseed District of the Barbershop Harmony Society will be holding its annual spring convention in Huntington for the first time in 30 years. Between 1,000 and 1,200 people will be attending this annual event. The event includes a contest to select the best chorus in the district as well as competition to select quartets to represent the district at the International Barbershop Competition in Toronto, Ontario.


April 26 is Love Your Library 5K

ASHLAND, Ky. — Believing that a healthy body and healthy mind go together, Boyd County Public Library is sponsoring the inaugural Love Your Library 5K run/walk on Friday, April 26.

The evening event is also sponsored by BCPL Friends and the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center. The goal is to raise awareness of the library and literacy – not to raise funds.

The walk will begin at 6 p.m., and go once around Central Park, about 1.25 miles. The run portion starts at 7 p.m. and follows the same 5K course as the Poage Landing Days event.

Anyone with a BCPL card can save money on the $8 registration. If you don’t have a card, it costs $10 to pre-register, and $15 the day of the event.

Walkers can participate for free with a library card. The fee is $6 for those without a card. There is no pre-registration needed for the walk. Just show up in the Library Commons area adjacent to the main branch between 5 and 6 p.m. that day.

T-shirts will be given to the first 125 to register. Everyone will also get a BCPL “swag bag” and there will be refreshments and door prizes, including an iPad and a family pass to the Highlands Museum.

Trophies will be awarded to the first two overall male and female finishers. Awards will also be given to the first two finishers in each male and female age group: 9 and under; 10-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; and 70 and up.

Registration forms are available at the main (Ashland), Catlettsburg or Kyova branches. Checks should be made out to Huntington Road Runners Club. You can also register online, at www.TriStateRacer.com. Those mailing their registrations should send it to: Love Your Library 5K, c/o Alan Osuch, 5024 Williams Ave., Ashland, KY 41101. Osuch, the race director, can be reached for questions at 606.369.4403.

For more information on all library programs and services, visit www.thebookplace.org.


Apply now for ACTC pharmacy program

ASHLAND, Ky. — May 1 is the deadline to apply for admission to the Pharmacy Technology at Ashland Community and Technical College.

The one-year diploma program includes lecture and laboratory classes, and students complete an “externship” in community or hospital pharmacies.

New students will need to submit both ACTC and Pharmacy Technology applications, which are available on line at: ashland.kctcs.edu.  For more information, contact Program Coordinator Linda Tiller at (606) 326-2154 or email:linda.tiller@kctcs.edu.


Job and career fair set for April 19

CANNONSBURG, Ky. — Job seekers are invited to the Tri-State Job and Career Fair Friday, April 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the KYOVA Tri-State Mall.

To date, more than 30 businesses and organizations have reserved space at the fair, including  Calgon Carbon Corp., Cintas, Coca Cola, Federal Correctional Institution, Manpower, Marathon Marine Division, McDonald’s, nTelos, PNC Bank and Speedway.

The free fair is cosponsored by Ashland Community and Technical College, KY Department of Employment and Training, Southwestern Community Action Council, TENCO One-Stop Career Centers and KYOVA Tri-State Mall.

For more information, contact Nancy Menshouse at (606) 326-2199 or email:nancy.menshouse@kctcs.edu


CSX contributes to United Way of the River Cities

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — CSX recently donated $20,000 to United Way of the River Cities’ 2012 workplace campaign.

The donation will be used to support funded partner programs in the areas of learning and earning, families and children, health and wellness and basic needs/unforeseen hardships. The funds will also ensure safety-net services are available for the River Cities’ residents in need.

“CSX is proud to continue our long partnership with United Way of the River Cities,” said Randy Cheetham, CSX regional vice president for the Northeast Region. “We believe it is important to invest in our communities to make them better places to live and work, which is why we support United Way.”

CSX’s contribution will be pooled with others to address the region’s most critical issues.

“We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful partnership with CSX,” said Will Holland, United Way director of resource development. “Their generous gift supports United Way of the River Cities’ work to improve community conditions and create lasting change. CSX is a valuable and longstanding community partner.”

To become an investor or to learn more about United Way’s work and how you are making a difference in the lives of others in the River Cities, call 304-523-8929 or email liveunited@unitedwayrivercities.org.